Portugal's minority Socialist government of Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Wednesday survived an opposition motion of no confidence lodged over a recent wave of public sector strikes.
A fundraising effort for a Syrian-refugee couple who lost all seven of their children in a house fire in the eastern Canadian city of Halifax has reached C$290,000 ($220,281) from nearly 6,000 people in 24 hours, according to online fundraiser GoFundMe.
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Brussels on Wednesday for "detailed discussions" as she seeks to wring more concessions on Brexit from a skeptical European Union, her strategy further battered by the defection of three lawmakers.
A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee has approved the travel of a North Korean delegation to Vietnam next week for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization.
Saudi Arabia will release 850 Indians from its prisons after a request from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to New Delhi, India's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
As many as 15 British government ministers may vote to stop the United Kingdom leaving the European Union on March 29 in the event that no Brexit deal has been agreed, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forged an election alliance with a far-right party on Wednesday that could give followers of the late anti-Arab rabbi, Meir Kahane, a stronger voice in Israeli politics.
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to visit Japan in May to meet with the country's new emperor and then return to the country in June for a G20 gathering, a White House official said on Wednesday.
Restoration experts in the Czech Republic have been set an unusual task - to dismantle four towering pyramids made up of centuries-old bones from more than 40,000 human bodies, clean them up and then reconstruct them as before.
Russia must prepare for possible Western attempts to deny it access to the global internet by creating its own self-sufficient 'segments' of the web, President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying on Wednesday by Russian news agencies.
Jean-Claude Juncker cut himself shaving on Wednesday -- hardly news, even in the hothouse Brussels' EU political bubble.
The United States on Wednesday dismissed comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow would match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia as propaganda designed to divert attention from alleged Russian violations of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
Swiss President Ueli Maurer did not speak to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido about freezing Swiss bank accounts belonging to the South American nation, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy demanded on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis to press their call for the Church to apply a zero tolerance policy including the dismissal of bishops who covered up such offences.
The European Union will not agree to renegotiate the deal on Britain's exit from the bloc but there might be some margin of maneuver for a statement on the Irish backstop, a Spanish foreign ministry source told Reuters.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday reiterated he had no expectations of a Brexit breakthrough when he meets British Prime Minister Theresa May in the evening.
A teenager stripped of her British citizenship in Syria is nothing to do with Bangladesh and the matter is for the British to resolve, Bangladesh's interior minister said on Wednesday.
Venezuela's government on Wednesday said it had closed the country's maritime border with the Dutch Caribbean islands due to the opposition's plan to bring in humanitarian aid this Saturday to alleviate an economic crisis it denies exists.